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24.5cm 12cm 14.5cm 135.5mm 107.6mm 123.5mm 33.2mR 28° 59mm 14mm ° 37cm 192cm 110cm 45cm
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Blizzard Cochise

Brand
Blizzard
Model
Cochise
Category
Freeride
Weight
2500 gr
Waist
107.6 mm
Tested length
193 cm
Year
2013

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
5
5
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Blizzard Cochise:

8 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
9 / 10
Technical info:
The freeride skis from Blizzard have so called ‘flipcore’, which means that the cambered wood core is literally flipped upside down as compared to traditional skis. This is intended to provide a more natural rocker and harmonious ski. The rocker does not run the whole length of the skis as there is a 110 centimeters long flat area at the waist. With average flex and a heavy aluminum construction, these skis have a long turn radius, especially at the waist. Low, long rocker at both ends. The skis have a long sidecut measuring 153 centimeters.

On snow:
A very good model in the category of metal enhanced all-round cruisers. With this speedster you charge down the mountain with big turns in no time. It is best on open stretches, but not that effective in the woods. Flotation could be better, but otherwise there is not too much to complain about. It performs well on groomed trails. For those who want a proper big mountain ski that works equally well on groomed trails, this is a good alternative.


Cochise

Technical data:

Measured length
192 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 55555
Brand
Blizzard
Model
Cochise
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
170, 177
Contact length
110 cm
Rocker tail
37 cm
Rocker nose
45 cm
Side cut
153 cm
Taper tail
14.5 cm
Taper tip
24.5 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
11 cm
Max tail width
123.5 mm
Min waist width
107.6 mm
Max nose width
135.5 mm
Side cut radius
33.2 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
12 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2205 cm2
Weight
2500 gr
Relative weight
1.13 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
14 mm
Hight nose tip
59 mm
Angle nose tip
28°

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.